Let's talk about the Broken Chair. There are plenty of game related things to talk about, but I don't want to. The game wasn't that fun, but overall it was a great day. Getting back to your home state on a beautiful fall weather weekend will do that. Anyway, I've got great beer, college football on TV, and wonderful news out of Nebraska:
It kills me that Minnesota lost today. It always kills me. But I'm not going to apologize for being happy that the Chair is living on. Most importantly, I'm proud of Goldy and Herbie for making this happen.
Here ya go. pic.twitter.com/gPBEotGS4z— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) October 17, 2015
I'm not kidding. HATS OFF to Goldy. This doesn't happen without the folks in and around our mascot making it happen.
The broken chair is about to be exchanged between mascots, Goldy tells me.— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) October 17, 2015
Hats off to Peter Mortell and Sam Foltz too. I can't confirm that Sam learned about the Chair from Peter, but I think it's a safe assumption.
Sam Foltz said he wanted to secure trophy after game but didn't know where it was. He's one of few #Huskers who knew it existed.— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) October 17, 2015
But once Nebraska had it, they embraced it. Sam might have been one of the few who knew what was on the line, but the Huskers are on their way to making this a real thing and I couldn't be happier about that fact.
So is it officially official that the Broken Chair is a recognized trophy? After all, that first tweet above came off the official Husker account. Well...we're not quite there.
@knapplc TBD.— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) October 18, 2015
Here's hoping that becomes a reality soon.
Congrats on winning a real Big Ten trophy game Nebraska. You're not quite there with fully embracing it, but I have high hopes. Now just make sure that when the Gophers win it back next season you don't pull a Wisconsin and "lose" it.